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Betsey's Braids

Knitting
May 2010
25 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
105 - 295 yards (96 - 270 m)
Newborn(0-6 months, 6-12 months, Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Large)
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This beret features a braided cable brim. Body is worked in stockinette with an optional stripe pattern. Decreases are worked gently for a swirling super-slouch. Cabling on brim creates extra elasticity for a fit that won’t fall down over the eyes. Shown on model in size Adult Small.

Size: Newborn(0-6 months, 6-12 months, Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Large)
Finished Circumference: 13.5(14.75, 15.75, 17, 18, 19.25, 20.25)
To Fit: 14.75(16, 17, 18.25, 19.25, 20.5, 21.5) inches
Gauge: 25 sts and 36 rows per 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles; 2 Braid Pattern repeats per 2.25 inches on smaller needles
Yarn: Frog Tree Alpaca Sportweight 100% Alpaca; 130 yards/119 meters per 50 gram/1.8 ounce skein 1 skein each #20 “Orange,” #52 “Plum” and #30 “Light Smoky Blue” or 45(55, 65, 80, 90, 100, 115) yards A and 30(40, 50, 55, 65, 75, 90) yards each B and C
Tools: Size 3(3.25 mm) 16” circular needles, Size 4(3.5 mm) 16” circular needles and set of 5 DPNs, cable needle, stitch markers